DIY Raised Garden Bed Cover | How to protect your vegetable garden from small animals

DIY Raised Garden Bed Cover | How to protect your vegetable garden from small animals

How to build a protective cover for your raised garden bed. It serves as garden bed fence to prevent animals from attacking your crop. We had a lot of squirrel problems last year without the protection on our raised beds, so this year we decided to build a raised bed enclosure with fencing to protect our vegetable crop.

For written instructions, you can
👉 Download PDF version: https://hydrangea-treehouse.myshopify.com/products/raised-bed-cover-ebook
(the PDF version includes a cut list calculator so you know exactly how long to cut each piece of your own raised bed)
👉 Read my blog post: https://hydrangeatreehouse.com/diy-garden-bed-cover/

Materials:
Exterior grade 2 in. x 2 in. x 8 ft wood board: https://rstyle.me/+fckVdKmsUMXLSsg6X8CxeQ
Chicken wire: https://amzn.to/2QoEdpG
Miter saw: https://amzn.to/3vLjRXE
Power drill: https://amzn.to/2LOwn3b
1/2″ spade bit: https://amzn.to/3fXFkVJ
Wire cutter: https://amzn.to/2LyCFnh
2 1/2″ Exterior screws: https://amzn.to/2X1oXi1
Stapler: https://amzn.to/2ZaSmcc
Stainless steel staples: https://amzn.to/2WDfjmQ
Brass hinges: https://amzn.to/3bN1XbT
Brass window bolt: https://amzn.to/3cUSqB1

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48 Comments

  1. Kim Gibbons on December 10, 2021 at 12:53 pm

    I love this! Thank you! What was the size of the width of wood

  2. Angela Pavese on December 10, 2021 at 12:57 pm

    Maravilloso trabajo en equipo!!!!!
    Hermosa propuesta, muy interesante, gracias!!!!
    Desde Argentina, Buenos Aires les enviamos saludos!!!!

  3. La derniere Samourai on December 10, 2021 at 12:59 pm

    I really enjoyed this video. Thank you. I’m was desperate in my battle against monkeys 😩😩😩

  4. Christina T on December 10, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    Pls give an link of all your tools, thanks

  5. Mohammed Mahjoub on December 10, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    Thank you .. well done . Horray 👍☝💝

  6. Israel Mendes on December 10, 2021 at 1:01 pm

    This is awesome! This was the inspiration I need! How long were the small 45 degree pieces?

  7. Dan Cheatham on December 10, 2021 at 1:01 pm

    squirrels have been having fine dining on my maters…I want to do this tomorrow, will be pressed for time as we go on vacation friday. but I want to have some edible fruits left!!! thanks for sharing, subscribed…

  8. Christina T on December 10, 2021 at 1:03 pm

    真棒👍

  9. Island Girl on December 10, 2021 at 1:03 pm

    I will get my neighbor to construct mine!!

    Absolutely perfect!

  10. Synia Smith on December 10, 2021 at 1:04 pm

    做架子的部分应该再细点,顶铁丝网的再少点更好。

  11. Grwart Yyvhui on December 10, 2021 at 1:04 pm

    ไม่ได้เรื่อง

  12. mariju bulauitan on December 10, 2021 at 1:04 pm

    Very nice👍👍👍

  13. caligirl3000 on December 10, 2021 at 1:06 pm

    Thanks for this video squirrel, wild cats & raccoons are my headache. Especially raccoons. This is GREAT. Have someone coming over to give an estimate on one built. Searching YT since last night. Today found your design & choose yours. So excited. Thanks for sharing!!!!

  14. liliko kimura on December 10, 2021 at 1:07 pm

    真漂亮!!!得涂防腐剂!👍👍👍🎉🎉🎉

  15. wood and garden on December 10, 2021 at 1:07 pm

    Super 👍😉

  16. Yuki S on December 10, 2021 at 1:13 pm

    I finished something similar to your project today, took three days. I also used chicken wire, but I have small mice raiding my vegetables. Maybe they will go through the chicken wire, I’ll have to see if they do.

  17. Craig McMillen on December 10, 2021 at 1:14 pm

    If my raised garden box is 4’ x 8’, could you help me determine the dimensions of the boards I need and how much chicken wire? Great job by the way!

  18. t echols on December 10, 2021 at 1:18 pm

    What angle did you cut the corner pieces?

  19. Semi Evren on December 10, 2021 at 1:18 pm

    i heard that squirrels don’t like shiny stuff; im thinking of alaminum papers…🙏

  20. Arlene Wiggins on December 10, 2021 at 1:23 pm

    I’m growing squash and bush beans in a grow bag; how tall and wide should i build my protective fence? Have a problem with squirrels and raccoons, etc

  21. Yun Guo Gan on December 10, 2021 at 1:23 pm

    Well done! Thank you for sharing, how much cost the saw and where you bought it?

  22. jbocica on December 10, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    nice build, but a tutorial gives instructions…This was a video watching what you guys did with no guidance or help for others.

  23. Samuel Czarnopys on December 10, 2021 at 1:25 pm

    Very nice, I hope this helps with my brown bear problem!

  24. jpd256 on December 10, 2021 at 1:26 pm

    Looks great, but the cost of lumber right now , it would cost $5,000

  25. Rizaldy M on December 10, 2021 at 1:26 pm

    Thank you for the video. Your raised bed enclosure inspired me to make my own. I plan to make each side separately and then put them together. I have three raised beds.

  26. Daniel Velez on December 10, 2021 at 1:27 pm

    Very nice

  27. benchpressgenesiskel on December 10, 2021 at 1:27 pm

    I used this template to make one for my 6×4 garden. Thanks for the guidance.

  28. Tw Lin on December 10, 2021 at 1:28 pm

    You have a small fenced backyard, there are no rabbit or wild deer to bother you, why you need to cover your vegetable bed?

  29. Richard Weetman on December 10, 2021 at 1:33 pm

    just the idea i was looking for, will consider using it on my allotment of raised beds

  30. BIPIN CHOKSI on December 10, 2021 at 1:34 pm

    VERY GOOD HELP FROM YOUR WIFE.
    GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

  31. Elizabeth Luevanos on December 10, 2021 at 1:34 pm

    Would this help with chimpmucks

  32. Ross Lee on December 10, 2021 at 1:34 pm

    This is awesome! This is the best I have seen with the open door. How did you attach the cover to the raised bed? By using nailing down?

  33. Inès Baby Reborn on December 10, 2021 at 1:35 pm

    ***BRAVO!!!BISOUS DE FRANCE***

  34. Lisa Stuhley on December 10, 2021 at 1:35 pm

    Thank you for this video as it is exacly what I was looking for with my raised boxes. I will be using hardware cloth instead because we are dealing with rats and squirrels. My question is, do I need to do those small angled pieces for the corners or can I just use a metal brace of sorts? I will continue to research but thought I’d ask here in case you have a suggestion.

  35. Roderick White on December 10, 2021 at 1:37 pm

    Very cool Idea!!!

  36. TheAnimaster on December 10, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    4:32 props to hubby for daring to, without gloves. I’m usually a sad loner when building these and I’ll use a center punch.. but my boys are coming of age and they’ll soon be my tool monkeys 🙂 DIY heaven!

  37. Amy Snipes on December 10, 2021 at 1:42 pm

    Would have been helpful to have a commentary of what you’re doing, also measurements.

  38. Elizabeth Morgan on December 10, 2021 at 1:43 pm

    Fantastic!!

  39. Vu Huynh on December 10, 2021 at 1:44 pm

    Wow, great ideas to protect crops from the birds and possums. Thanks so much for you video clip.

  40. Tara Chambers on December 10, 2021 at 1:46 pm

    Would you ever sell these?

  41. TheAnimaster on December 10, 2021 at 1:47 pm

    1:16 ah, the classic man-crack appears.. 🙈 Great video and awesome team work there!

  42. Texas J Garden on December 10, 2021 at 1:49 pm

    I wish I could manage this. My arthritis is so bad I can barely close a clamp.

  43. Yarrow willman-cole on December 10, 2021 at 1:49 pm

    I’m unclear how you attaches this to the cement cinder block raised beds? And do you think you could convert this to a spring or late fall greenhouse by covering with plastic?

  44. Miranda Smith on December 10, 2021 at 1:49 pm

    Very nice

  45. Siddiqa’s Loving World on December 10, 2021 at 1:49 pm

    Love the concept! 😍

  46. Nicole Ip on December 10, 2021 at 1:51 pm

    How much did this cost?

  47. yu fong Fang on December 10, 2021 at 1:52 pm

    好喜歡這個網室,可不可以給我切木頭的機器的相關資訊呢?

  48. L Depass on December 10, 2021 at 1:52 pm

    Awesome. Can you build mine please?😊

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